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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding cannabis market contaminants packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls at least 99% purity sugar public health and safety The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cultivation highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin commercial cannabis manufacturers regulatory framework concentrate Temporary Cannabis Event Temporary License Application carbohydrates and fat per serving MCSB Financial Interest Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis products scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Physical address waste management laws Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis waste re-sealable compliance with regulations disposal shipping manifest Cannabis Manufacturing 100 mg of THC per package inventory cannabis training product formulation microbusinesses temporary license Heavy Metals Testing mandated warning statements waste disposal 2020 fines Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market contaminant free track and trace system Business Organizational manufacturer's name child-resistant outer package Premises Information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) procedures for inventory control Completed Temporary License Application Form packaging and labeling edibles packaging opaque Licensee Lookup Tool Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2020 important information Temporary event up to 4 days laboratory quality assurance M-license exception for testing laboratories Industrial Hemp Advisory Board stickers some nutritional facts 120 days 2020 regulations annual license application equity interest in a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing chain of custody Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Business Information recordkeeping finished product manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) labels not be attractive Track and Trace cannabis sales and/or consumption evidence of rehabilitation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) supply chain medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing cannabis products Proposed Section 40133 adult-use commercial cannabis activity aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis cultivation licensing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing license review process loan provided to a commercial cannabis business manufacturing activities 2020 compliance Carbon Dioxide (CO2) conducting quality assurance review limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensing cannabis microbusinesses manufacturing practices Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis plants managing member evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises topicals payable to the state of California Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles commercial cannabis activity infusion Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Seller’s permit number quality control 2020 revisions entry into the legal, regulated market secondary packaging tamper-evident 2020 laws required limits product as a candy prohibited security and cannabis waste disposal licensing scheme edible products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Butane/Hexane/Propane access to the area(s) commercial kitchens cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) emergency regulations Licensees activity for a period of 120 days opaque exit package written procedures for inventory control onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods exit packaging Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Edibles– Products shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal and adult-use markets CDTFA seller’s permit packaging and labeling requirements delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods three state cannabis-licensing authorities period of 120 days Local Authorization Live Scans for each owner meat and seafood, and other products licensed cannabis distributors online licensing system Manufacturing (non-volatile) Labor peace agreement Premises Diagram list of artificial food colorings Personnel Requirements Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2020 new laws Arranging for laboratory testing destruction of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing compliance with local jurisdiction protocol conditional license Transition Period supplemental label Type S share facility space licensing cannabis retailers Temporary License Application Information medicinal commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions MCSB’s temporary license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis cartoons informational panel Local Issuing Authority shared-use manufacturing facilities Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package surety bond no infusion of nicotine licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises onsite consumption of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices primary panel requirements local jurisdiction supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products nonlaboratory quality control LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS basic nutritional information Criminal History Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Mechanical Local Jurisdictions an officer or director of a cannabis business diagram of the business’s layout Percentage of ownership regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing of cannabis goods 2020 proposed changes health impacts of cannabis A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity government warning statement label health claims amount of sodium periods of 90 days extensions dried flower definition of owner three cannabis licensing authorities designated structure Bond and Insurance Information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbusiness manufacture cannabis products hydrocarbon-based solvents Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch amount of THC content Financial information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California state cannabis licensing secured area 600-foot radius of a school CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL member manager BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis manufacturers Local Authorization Attachment remove THC/CBD sales of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older packaging paper inserted into the packaging pre-made or purchased operating procedures convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis industries retailers unique ID/batch number sanitary and hazard-free environment separate applications licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories testing lab investment into a commercial cannabis business shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Proposition 65 consumption of alcohol or tobacco Cultivation less than 10,000 security identity of the product CDPH-9041 operating premises Cannabinoids Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis event organizer license tinctures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH product guidelines local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Moisture Content Testing ingredient list testing methods medicinal and adult-use or both markets distributors licensed physical location (premises) Ethanol licensed cannabis cultivators loop system premises diagram 2020 recent news testing laboratories hang tag or a peel-back label 2020 problems public Licensee Lookup Tool requiring refrigeration must enter certain events secondary package Fingerprints Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers THC levels Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing storage of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle Owner licensing cannabis distributors at least 20% ownership interest A-license and an M-license Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2020 issues Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control child-resistant packaging vape cartridges Water/Food-grade Dry Ice no infusion of alcohol sanitary workplaces Extractions using CO2 CDPH-issued universal symbol Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Vehicle Requirements labeling Retailer (Type 10) financial interest holder potentially-hazardous foods extraction capsules cannabis adult-use products M-licensees licensed premises 600 foot radius of a school ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control Licensee Information minimum standards for extraction processes Individual Owner inhalable cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Distributor transport Mycotoxins Testing Food-grade Butter/Oil volatile solvent valid waiver structure and formation documents Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sampling standards transporting cannabis goods no added caffeine extracts Premises diagram manufacturing Bond in the amount of $5,000 tobacco products 2020 updates The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) The California Department of Public Health's California Public Records Act Identifying information medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity alcoholic beverages transport cannabis goods to retailer small product packaging disposal and destruction methods transportation allergen information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package motor carrier permit Application Checklist Operating Procedures certified by a California-licensed engineer Distributor Transport Only transportation of cannabis goods transportation and security Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Transport vehicles alarm system 2020 resolutions workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers ownership premises is not within a Government disclosure of all criminal convictions final form A-licensees comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Foreign Material Testing and more.

In addition, Primary panel Quality control personnel Adult-use Market Finished product cannabis concentrates DPH-17-010E THC Sanitize Pre-roll Department Manufacturer licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Indoor Validation Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) CBD Premises Personnel Adequate Process CBD from industrial hemp Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Lot Pest Kief Verification Bureau Processing aid Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Batch Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Allergen track and trace system Harvest Batch Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Outdoor Topical cannabis product Extraction Cultivation site Nursery Unique identifier Qualified individual Cannabis product Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Edible cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Processing Allergen cross-contact Request for Live Scan Specialty Indoor Infusion Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Nonvolatile solvent Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods list of cannabis manufacturers cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Quarantine Ingredient Commercial cannabis activity Nonmanufactured cannabis product UID Actual yield Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Wet weight Component Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Microorganisms Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 Pathogen Limited-access area Labeling Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Adulterated Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Serving Track-and-trace systems Manufacture Hazard Quality control operation Volatile solvent Package MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Environmental pathogen Licensee Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Applicant Monitor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Cottage Indoor Distribution Informational panel Medium Indoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA In-process material Watts per square foot adulteration Type N – for infusions Dried flower package flower or pre-rolls M-license Cultivation Indoor cultivation Type 11 (Distributor) Product Identity infused butters and oils as concentrates alternate use of a manufacturing premises THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) infused pre-rolls Preventive controls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Immature plant Holding Flowering Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Net weight Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Small Outdoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Canopy Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Processor Universal symbol Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Raw material Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mature plant Proposition 65 warning statement Mixed-light cultivation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Track and trace system Contact surface Quality Theoretical yield and more.


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